"If a state militia guarantee rather than an individual right of citizens to keep and bear arms were the purpose of the second Amendment, it would have been totally unnecessary and irrelevant to include any guarantee of “the right of the people to keep and bear arms,” since by its very nature a militia is necessarily an armed force and without arms it would be impossible to carry out its constitutional functions of suppressing insurrections and repelling invasions."
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The Right to Possess Arms: The Intent of the Framers of the Second Amendment, 12 U. WEST. L.A. L. REV. 1, 14 (1990).
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Makes good sense. We have an insurrection in the White House by the Kenyan imposter and his Czar's, an invasion on the Southern Border and people are buying guns and ammunition as never before. It may well be building up to something unpleasant.
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Tell that to Hillary, Obama, and the Brady bunch.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    But just one more accurate observation addressing a myriad of unconstitutional concepts used to enhance the limitation and removal of inalienable rights.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Every gun owner knows this. Most city-dwellers do not since they have been conditioned to believe that guns are the problem and have had guns kept out of their hands their entire lives by local laws.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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